After the Waterfall is a 2010 New Zealand drama film based on the novel The Paraffin Child. The film was the first starring role in a feature film for Antony Starr, known for his roles in Outrageous Fortune and was the first feature film directed by Simone Horrocks. It was released theatrically in New Zealand on 4 November 2010.
John Drean (Antony Starr) is a park ranger whose marriage to his wife Ana (Sally Stockwell) begins to suffer when their daughter, Pearl (Georgia Rose), goes missing under his care. Four years later, John is still looking for his little girl and his life seems to be at a standstill, while Ana is in a relationship with John's best friend, and the policeman behind Pearl's disappearance, David (Cohen Holloway). Things begin to change for the better, however, when John's father, George (Peter McCauley), believes he saw Pearl walking past a shop window.